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July 23rd, 2006 (11:21 pm)
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Currently working on translating Kokumono 16 and I was wondering if anyone knows what "ryuusencha" or "ryuusen" tea is? I checked our cannister of dragonwell tea, and it's not that... or at least, not if the characters are as they should be in Chinese.

龍泉茶

I tried using babble Babelfish and it gave me Longquan? Direct translation of the Japanese would give me dragon spring tea, but I'm not finding anything along those lines. (Chinese teas are mostly a mystery to me. I tend to concentrate mostly on Darjeeling and the occasional Assam - ie Indian teas).

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Posted by: KawaiiAyu (kawaiiayu)
Posted at: July 24th, 2006 06:37 am (UTC)

I have a translator program thing that came with my macbook and it says the same. Chinese says 'Longquan' and Japanese says 'Dragon spring brown' :/

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)

^^;; It's a very literal translation although I'm a bit surprised that cha came up brown rather than tea (both are valid). ^^;;

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Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)

Welcome! ^_^

Hmm... well I decided to go with dragon well although I'm not sure if it's good for fighting exhaustion. ^^; So the options are dragon well, oolong, a yunnan tea (pu erh or other) and a pouchong that I found mentioned? Eek. ^^;;

Thanks for the links and your help! ^___^

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: July 24th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
gin&otae_cook

yes. there is a dragon tea. I think it is actually called dragon well (hence "spring". as in water spring) It's a kind a green tea. very good. (i am a BIG tea drinker...espess green tea) ^_____________^

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)

^^;; Dragon well is a green tea then? (Chinese teas tend to get pretty muddled in my mind between black, green, oolong, and white). I went with it, but am not sure if it's good against fatigue. ^^;;

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)

Well-- when you think about it. It would help with fatique...for it has caffeine. And dragon well is a very busty, rich green tea. ^___^ so the caffeine content would be higher. And, they sure did not have coffee back then in china. Heh.

Posted by: lu-chan (mrs_urahara)
Posted at: July 26th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)

Well-- when you think about it. It would help with fatique...for it has caffeine. And dragon well is a very busty, rich green tea. ^___^ so the caffeine content would be higher. And, they sure did not have coffee back then in china. Heh.

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: July 24th, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)

Dragon Well Tea (Lung Ching) is a popular Chinese green tea. Usually, if you go for dim sum lunches, a good Chinese restaurant will carry this among its stock of teas. :)

Some good back info, and the tea itself, here: http://www.tentea.com/loosdragwelg.html

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)

Thanks for the information and link! ^_^

Posted by: The Hamster Of Death (vampyrichamster)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)

Muchly welcome! ^_^

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: July 24th, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)

You sent me off researching...

Longquan (Dragon Spring) is a range of mountains in the Yunnan province, well known for lots of teas, primarily black and Pu-erh (tea pressed into a cake and aged), but they also have a wide variety of green teas. Since it's considered the origin place of tea in China, you could probably call any tea from there "dragon spring", but how are they serving it?

Is it in a Gaiwan or
Gongfu?

Speaking of which, I just learned how to prepared tea in the beautiful little unglazed teapot that Lenore gave for my wedding. Cool. Now I want tea instead of the coffee that has grown cold as I've tried to crack this nut.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)

Wow! Thanks for your help! ^___^

Unfortunately, I don't think we can really tell from the anime which style they're using to make tea. >_<;;

I think part of the reason I'm shying away from Chinese teas is my own confusion over the different brewing styles. It's a bit overwhelming combined with all the different teas they have. ^^;;

Posted by: Hezziwig (hezziwig)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)

Yeah, what I learned from two hours of trawling around was a lot more about the Chinese provinces, how faddish the English speaking tea market is, and

MY GOD, CHINESE TEAS ARE COMPLEX!

So, I'm going to try to learn more (eventually, because I delight in complex things) and I'm going to ask Lenore if she can ask her dad about this one since he's a cook.

Posted by: Too cute for evil (ginny_t)
Posted at: July 24th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
tea by sapphire knight

It warms my heart so to see all this tea geekery. ^_^

Alas, I have nothing to add, as I'm not so much of a green tea drinker.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: July 25th, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)

^___^ And more tea geekery to come up in the next storyline as well. There should be "much" tea love to come. :P

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